Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + VIDEO

Hello and Welcome to the Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop! I'm so excited to join this hop!!! I hope you came from Sandra Dietrich but if not, please check the full blog hop list in the bottom of this post.



I made five cards using new amazing dies for today’s Blog Hop.



 My first card with gorgeous Rose Flurries 3D die set, I colored the roses with Gansai Tambi watercolors and die cut the leaves out of mint cardstock and created a wreath.



A detailed process of this card you can watch here on this post or in HD at my YouTube channel. 






Thank you so much for watching!





My second card is my favorite. I blended some Cracked Pistachio and Shaded Lilac distress inks on a white piece of paper and cover it up using the negative part of the Spring Shower panel. For my sentiment I glued together two Thinking of you, with offset to make gold shadow effect. 





I did so many photos, because this card is my favorite!!! I love this effect, It's very bright and festive!  








 For my third card I used Spring Shower die as a background stamp. I inked up the die with Sand Dunes inks and ran this through my die cut machine with white piece of paper and embossing mat.This technique pressing die and ink into the paper, giving the interested look. 





Then I die cut the branches and oval panel from Create a Wreath set out of platinum glitter cardstock and adhered all together with big You ink blended sentiment from Bold Alphabet die set.






For this card I combined the ink blended panel with Brush Strokes and Create a Wreathe die sets. I die cut the branches out of white and glitter cardstock and glued them onto the brush strokes panel.




For my last card I used Spring Shower Cover die again. This die works perfectly with inlaid diecutting technique. 
I've added some flowers and leaves on top of my panel, to make my card more interested look. I also added a sentiment Hello out of gold mirror cardstock. 



Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, January 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/17/2018.

Giveaway: I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online storeOne lucky winner will be announced on 1/17/2018 on this post.

Next up in the hop is amazing Laura Bassen.
Don't forget to leave a comment for prizes and a giveaway. Thank you so much for stopping by!



The winner of $30 Gift Certificate is CASSANDRA! Congratulations!!! Please write at winner@altenew.com by 1/31/2018 with the subject line Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop Winner from Kristina's blog.


SUPPLIES:
If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you).

167 comments

  1. WOW! Gorgeous cards; your showcases of the amazing 3D dies has made my wish list *very* long! The rose flurries card..oh my! Swooning! Thank you sooooo much for the video!
    ~carol

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  2. Omg love your cards - you have created some amazing looking samples that have really inspired me. Thank you:)

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  3. BEautiful cards! Love the first card the most - the sentiment die cut seems to float across that blue center, like a cloud. Love it!

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  4. Beautiful creations in soft colors! Each one is very pretty :) Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us :)

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  5. Lovely cards; I cannot choose a favorite! I do like that 'thinking of you' die cut.

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  6. Beautiful Cards...Love the colors and my favourite is first floral card...

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  7. All your cards are beautiful! I can't pick one favorite! I love the colors!

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  8. Incredible cards. Love the gold peeking out on the thinking of you card. Awesome work.

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  9. Love all your cards. Stunning piece of art.

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  10. Usually I pick out a favorite card to comment on when someone posts multiples. But I just can't do it... they are ALL my favorites! I love your cards today so much! So inspiring! Definitely pinning!

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  11. Great release, AWESOME cards, my favorites are the You Make My Heart Bloom and Thank You cards! Thanks for the video!

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  12. Oh my goodness! 5 absolutely breathtaking cards! Loving all of them so much! I think that my favorite is the last one but only by a sliver of Paper! TFS!

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  13. What amazing cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Beaut cards and great layouts

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  15. Stunning cards!! The soft colors looks so elegant on each card, great details. :-)

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  16. Чудесные нежные открытки, а золото и глиттер придают им сияющие праздничное настроение!

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  17. Just love the soft pastels. They are so so pretty.

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  18. Wow, so much pretty inspiration!! I love the Create a Wreath
    set the best of this awesome release. The card you made with
    it is stunning.

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  19. Lovely cards! Great use of the spring showers die and the soft colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Oh my, what gorgeous cards!!! Thank you for the inspiration 😊

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  21. Your first card took my breath away.. PERFECT in every way. Thank you.

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  22. Susan Gosman10 January, 2018

    Such pretty cards - that cover plate just took my breath away!

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  23. beautiful cards, Kristina - thanks for sharing your watercoloring

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  24. Wonderful cards, especially loved that Thank You card.....but, they were all incredible. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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  25. Every card is so stunning, each card is clean, simple and vibrant love love love

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  26. WOWZERS Kristina, you didn't just make 5 cards today, you made 5 STUNNING cards TODAY! Every single one of them is drop dead GORGEOUS! Thank you for all of the inspiration.

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  27. All the dies in this release are amazing and unique. I especially love the peony die! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Beautiful cards. Could not pick a favourite. Love the soft colours - thank you for the inspiration. Loving this new release from Altenew

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  29. I'm so in love with this Altenew release. Your watercoloring on the die cuts elevates this design to a whole new level!

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  30. those pops of blue are so beautiful

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  31. Your use of the Spring Shower Cover Die was SO awesome! That's such a pretty card. This release is great!!

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  32. Oh wow. All of your work is beautiful. I especially love the way that you have watercoloured the rose die cuts. It adds so much more dimension and realism to them

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  33. Your cards are jaw dropping! I especially love that first and last card. The colors are soft and coordinate so well together. The Thinking of You card - LOVE that shadow of gold...such a nice touch.

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  34. My favorite is the last card. It is so springy. Reminds me of an Easter dress.

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  35. Your cards are so beautiful. the watercolor is truly my favorite. thanks for sharing.

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  36. These are all so beautiful! I love the color palettes you've chosen, and the light & airy feel to them!

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  37. Wow, you sure made a lot of gorgeous cards. They are all wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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  38. Elmo card, last card you showed is my favorite card. That card is pink and beautiful and I love pink haha. I do like he offset effect of the thinking of you card to show the gold outline. When I first saw the image I wondered how you did that it must be very slightly off set to not over power but just add a hint of gold. So beautiful!

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  39. I am so in love with your work. Your first card and video are awesome. Then you present the spring shower cover card and that tops the cake. All of your cards are remarkable but I love the first card and spring shower cards the best.

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  40. Lots of fun cards and techniques. Thanks for all the great projects.

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  41. Beautiful use of water coloring with these new dies. I love your cards!

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  42. These cards are absolutely beautiful. The 3D floral dies and cover dies are so versatile. I love your designs. Thank you for sharing.

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  43. Such incredible cards. I can’t get over how amazingly inspiring this blog hop is!!!❤️

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  44. WOW! Love all of your cards, they are so beautiful! I love all the pastel colors you used for them! This is such a great release! I love all the layering flower dies!

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  45. Oh, my! These are all such beautiful cards! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  46. Wow, all of your cards are stunning!! I love the designs and colors of each one!! You've showcased the dies perfectly!!

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  47. Such a great release, thank you for the inspiration!

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  48. Gorgeous cards - love the soft colors.

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  49. Stunning cards, Kristina! I really enjoyed your video!
    Thank you.

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  50. Your cards are absolutely amazing!!!

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  51. Oh my! Your cards are totally amazing - as is this release! I don't know how I'm going to pick which to get first!

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  52. The Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set is simply petfect!!

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  53. these are some of my favorite cards from the blog hop!! beautiful colors!

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  54. Wow! Your cards are absolutely stunning! Love the colours you chose for each one!

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  55. WOW ! Your cards are gorgeous ! I love your work with the colors, both as background or on the flowers. Really fantastic creations. Thank you for sharing and for the video.

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  56. Beautiful new dies and awesome designs.

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  57. So many layers of beauty!! Love the first card especially and its watercoloring papers! So beautiful!!

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  58. Very awesome inspiration i can tell you were on a roll
    Much appreciated

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  59. Gorgeous cards, ALL of them! Love the spring shower die cards, and the Bold Alphabet upper case is my fave of the release.

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  60. Wow! You were busy and these are all so gorgeous!! I kept thinking, I like that one, and then, I like that one, and then . . .Awesome job!

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  61. Love the soft colors you used. Such pretty, feminine cards.

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  62. Your cards are just beautiful! I want all of this new release!!

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  63. This is an amazing release from Altenew and I love all the cards you made! The card using the Peony Dream Layering die is my favorite, but your cards are all beautiful!

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  64. Wow! Your cards are so pretty! I love the soft colors with the wonderful new release!

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  65. All awesome cards!! I have already ordered those Large Cap Alpha Dies because I don't have anything like that in my stash!! I am hoping to order some of the 3D flower dies in the future when I have more cash!!

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  66. Beautiful projects!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Pretty colors and I like the sparkle.

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  68. I love all the pretty flowers! Lovely cards!

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  69. Love how you've combined the various dies when creating your cards. Your soft colors are so well chosen. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  70. Beautiful work, I love that feminine touch to all the creation!

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  71. Love the pastel colors. I love the Spring shower cover die. An awesome release

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  72. beautiful soft palette - lovely colors - nice designs. This Altenew release is so great

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  73. Gorgeous cards. So soft and pretty.

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  74. So many beautiful dies! Gorgeous cards!

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  75. All your cards are Stunning! I loved watching you watercolor the flowers. Such a beautiful way to make them more beautiful.

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  76. Beautiful cards!! I love the colors you used!!! Inspiring combinations!!!

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  77. LOVE your cards, all are beautiful!

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  78. Your cards are gorgeous and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Wow! I love all your ideas! Especially the flower background die, just gorgeous!

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  80. Your cards are stunning! Hard to pick a favorite.

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  81. Just adored what you've done with this die release.
    Stunningly, beautiful cards.
    Thank so much.
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  82. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful cards! I think my favorite is yours as well, I love the light green and lilac shading under the die cut cover plate.

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  83. Wow, so many amazing cards!! They are all so beautiful!

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  84. All of your cards are beautiful! I love how you incorporated multiple techniques in each card! Just so inspirational!

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  85. I don't want to detract from the rest of the cards, because they are indeed lovely, but I am still holding my breath at how adding watercolor to the layered flowers creates a totally stunning (breath-taking) effect. I was seriously wanting that die set, NOW I am in an addictive "got to have it or die" mind set!!! You have hit it out of the park today!

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  86. Just beautiful...one and all. These dies are to die for.

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  87. So pretty! This is really inspirational to see how you used these dies!

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  89. I'm totally in love with the first one!

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  90. Lovely water coloring on the roses.

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  91. Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much!

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  92. wow! your cards are just so beautiful! you are very talented indeed

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  93. So many breath taking cards on your blog. Wow, they are all so stunning, you have an absolutely amazing talent.

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  94. Gorgeous Set of Cards! Wow! each is so beautifully crafted, Loved all of them!
    Thank you so so much for inspiring!

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  95. I really love that first card! Can't wait to try some of these products - so inspiring!

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  96. All cards are so gentle and multi-part!

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  97. Gorgeous cards! Love the watercolors add such a stunning look!

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  98. Wow, love the ink blended cards. The watercolor rose is so pretty. You have inspired me a lot today,

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  99. LOVE your color combinations and layouts! I'm pinning them! Very inspiring! Now I'm motivated to create some cards. Thanks!

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  100. Such beautiful cards! I love the pastel colors.

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  101. Love the soft colors. Thanks for the video and the inspiration. :)

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  102. Love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  103. I fell in love with the 3D peony die as soon as saw it on the altenew blog, but you created an stunning card with it! Thanks for inspiring us with your work.

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  104. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  105. GORGEOUS!!!!!! that peony die........my heart be still! so elegant and pretty

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  106. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards! The thank you card is my favorite -- it is just stunning!

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  107. Love your gorgeous cards!

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  108. Wonderful cards! Love your soft blended and colors and watercoloring.

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  109. I do a lot of generic greeting cards - thank you, sympathy, hello...these cards you made would be perfect for this.

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  110. All gorgeous cards, love the green and blue colors. tfs

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  111. Every card is amazing! My favorite is the gorgeous rose wreath card! Absolutely stunning with those soft colors & great design!

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  112. Love these cards, they are beautiful. Thanks for the blog hop!

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  113. Such beautiful cards,thanks for sharing and filling me with inspiration!

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  114. I love your color choices for your card designs.

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  115. I love your color choices for your card designs.

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  116. Beautiful cards and color combinations.

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  117. So darn pretty! Those rose dies look really great on the first card! Each one has such nice colors and touches of gold and platinum.

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  118. These are all wonderful. Very pretty with great blending techniques. Thanks for the video.

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  119. Все открытки такие нежные! Особенно последняя!

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  120. i love all of your cards your spring flower card is simply stunning. Like I said all of your cards are amazing, you are patient and it says that in your work.

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  121. I am totally in Love with your first card. Love the softness and the sweet roses dies!

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  122. Beautiful cards! I really like the how the dark rose color pops on the first card and the sweet pink flowers on the last card.

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  123. Beyond Beautiful cards today Kristina! I enjoyed watching the 3D Rose flurries card come together:)

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  124. These are all beautiful, and the first one is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  125. Oh. My. Stars. Such beautiful cards!

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  126. Beautiful cards! I think the way you used the Spring Showers die are my favorites, especially the "Thinking of You" Card. Love the ombré look!

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  127. Fabulous cards you've shared today. Thanks for adding a video showing your creative process. It's always great to see others craft.

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  128. Beautiful!!! Love your use of color. TFS

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  129. Your cards are amazing...you are so creative and talented! My favorite is the last card using the Spring Shower Cover Die! I just love the colors you used on the flowers...a really beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and talent with us!!

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  130. Wow ! That’s a lot of really amazing cards ! They’re so feminine and elegant !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  131. OH thanks for sharing, I really enjoy seeing these pretty cards!!

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  132. You’ve really done a beautiful job on these cards!

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  133. Wow, just love ALL of those colors!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  134. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards with us, Kristina! I particularly like the third one!

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  135. Wow, all your cards are beautiful. I think the first one is my favourite but only just... Thank you for the video too.

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  136. All of your cards are so pretty! I especially like the last one with the hello sentiment and the spring shower background die. It’s perfection!

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  137. Love this release. And these cards.

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  138. Your cards are so pretty, love them all!

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  139. All your cards are so gorgeous - just LOVE them! I enjoyed the video, too!

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  140. Your cards are all so beautiful!

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  141. I love the soft watercolored effects you used with these incredible die cuts. Such STUNNING cards - the first pink rose one takes my breath away! Too bad they are already sold out, but I put myself on the list to buy them - hopefully due to their popularity, Altenew designs more like these! Wow!

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  142. These cards are absolutely stunning.

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  143. Beautiful cards. The colors are so soft, its just a gorgeous effect. I want all these dies, now, Thanks to your fabulous inspiration!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  144. Wow. That first card brought tears to my eyes, it was so beautiful. I can just imagine the reaction it would get from whoever receives it. Thank you!

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  145. Your cards are phenomenal! I love both the cards you used with the Spring Showers dies--so amazing!

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  146. Gorgeous! Love the new dies!

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  147. Amazing creations!!! I love the first one!!!

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  148. Beautiful cards! I love the designs and colour combinations you used!

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  149. Beautiful wreath. My favorite but all are so beautiful.

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  150. Beautiful cards, I really like the ombre dyed look you used on all your cards. I like the Hello card, The 3D look is so delicate and works well with the pastel colors.

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  151. WOW! Your cards certainly have the WOW factor! The are all gorgeous!

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  152. Love your ideas nice job!

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  153. All your cards are GORGEOUS!! That Thank You card blew me away!

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  154. All three of your cards are gorgeous! I'm in awe of your talent. Your last card is amazing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  155. Fabulous designs, love the inspiration using the new dies, TFS Kristina!

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  156. Wow! Amazing inspiration from a fabulous release! My favorite is the first. Those blooms look gorgeous!

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  157. I absolutely love the soft welcoming spring look of all your cards. I think I have a favourite which is the 3D Peony stamps & dies but then I see your cards & oh, my wish list is growing!

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  158. Very beautiful cards! I love the last one with the inlaid die cutting technique.

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  159. OMG - - I've been doing this blog hop backwards and I thought I've seen some really wonderful cards and scrapbook pages - - but I gasped at several of yours. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with the various letter, die plates and the backgrounds that highlight the show piece of the cards.

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